Finance Ministry sets up Cell to implement pay panel recommendations

New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has set up an Implementation Cell to give effect to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

According to the office memorandum, the Cell would process and implement the accepted recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

The Cell has been set up in the department of expenditure for a period of one year with effect from November 20, 2015, headed by a Joint Secretary-level officer.

Besides Joint Secretary, the Cell would have nine officials and staff, including a Director level officer and two under-secretary level officers.

The Seventh Pay Commission, headed by Justice A. K. Mathur, had on 19 November submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

It had recommended a 23.55 percent increase in salary, allowances and pension of government staff, involving an additional outgo of Rs. 1.02 lakh crore in the year 2016-17.

The new pay scales, subject to acceptance by the government, will come into effect from 1st January 2016. (ANI)

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